UK Child Brides: Muslim mosque leaders agree to marry girl of 12… so long as parents don't tell anyone

The British child brides: Muslim mosque leaders agree to marry girl of 12… so long as parents don’t tell anyone by By SUZANNAH HILLS, Daily Mail

In an undercover investigation, a Shi’te mosque leader in Peterborough agreed to marry a 12-year-old girl so long as she was a willing participant while another in east London agreed to conduct the ceremony if the girl’s parents kept it a secret from the authorities.

According to the newspaper, the reporter was told by Imam Mohamed Kassamali that ‘under sharia [Islamic law] there is no problem’ in marrying a 12-year-old.

But while he declared Islamic Law dictated a girl should see ‘her first sign of puberty at the house of her husband’, he admitted they would all get in to trouble if she went to police saying she was forced into the marriage. —Read more

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